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The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades - Piers Paul Read
The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades
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In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic caliphate for over four hundred years, fell to an army of Christian knights intent on liberating the city from Islamic rule. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts:... show more
In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic caliphate for over four hundred years, fell to an army of Christian knights intent on liberating the city from Islamic rule. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts: the Knights of the Temple of Solomon, called the Templars.In this engrossing chronicle, spanning three centuries, Piers Paul Read tells the bloody story of the Templars’ rise to political and financial power throughout Europe and the Holy Land, their catastrophic fall, and their far-reaching legacy. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, Read blends historical authority with novelistic excitement to create a comprehensive history of the vaunted and feared warriors whose remarkable order still captures our imaginations today.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312555382 (9780312555382)
ASIN: 0312555385
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades
Good for those who like history, military, Christianity, and/or all of the above.
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